Distracted drivers

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City officers wrote 182 tickets in April

By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

Special patrols conducted by Vandalia police officers in April show that many people are still using their phones while driving.
The Vandalia Police Department was among law enforcement agencies conducting such patrols through a state grant during April, which was designated nationaly as Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Jeff Ray, VPD chief, said that his department issued 182 citations, 177 during the day and five at night, in April.
Figures from the state show that city officers issued close to two citations per hour when on the special patrols.

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